Monday, January 24, 2011

Workout Thoughts...

I have been working out at the Orem Rec Center each day and here are a few of my thoughts and feelings.

1. On the days that I do my own cardio, I usually use the elliptical. There is an older lady there most days and while she is using the elliptical, she is crocheting. She has a little bag that she hooks on the handles and does it while she is working out. WOW- now that is multitasking.

2. On Saturday mornings I go to zumba. The class is at 9, so I get out of bed at 8:30, throw on my gym clothes and go. What I am confused about is that people show up wearing make up and their hair is done. I don't know about them, but there is no reason for me to get ready before working out. Plus, who are you trying to impress at the gym??? (No judgement if you actually do these things. Maybe I just feel dumb as I look like I just got out of bed... ooops I did.)

3. Spinning..... Sore rear, enough said.

4. Why can't I wake up early enough to go to the gym before school? I guess I like my sleep a little too much. I wish I could wake up early, get it done and have the afternoon to relax and finish my school stuff. Maybe someday.

5. I am an on time person. I am always 5-10 minutes early for my gym classes.  I get a little irked when people come to class late along with 25 other people and then the class is way too full.  I like my space, that's why I go early.  Either they should lock the door when class starts, or limit the people in the class. I get nervous that I am going to hit or kick the person next to me.  Maybe in a few months, the amount of people attending will fizzle out anyway.

6. Zumba teacher says, "Don't worry if you can't do all of the steps. No one is watching you they are all trying to figure this out too." Ya right!!!  I watched everyone the whole entire class. (It might've been because it was so packed, I couldn't see the teacher.... but still, I feel a little self conscious as I am trying to do all of the fast paced moves.)


Leandra said...

Alyse! Come with me in the mornings! Luckily, my friend Suzana also has to go at 5 so we carpool- makes it much easier. But we could meet there :). I'm proud of you for going every day. And I'm also hoping the class sizes will fizzle down. But you're brave, I still don't dare try zumba

Heidi said...

I'm impressed that you go to Zumba - I'm way too self-conscious. I used to mess up the steps in my aerobics class at BYU, and my teacher would graciously say, "Let's try that combo one more time!" :)

Staci said...

You are awesome and highly motivating....oh wait I STILL haven't opened the p90x I got for christmas. Well, you do motivate me, maybe I just need you closer to push me!
Good job Alyse...